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Today’s global economy and advanced technologies allow us to include remote employees into our teams. With the use of various collaboration tools, cloud sharing apps, and video conferences, managers can effectively set goals, assign tasks, and get the desired results in real time.

Highly efficient and productive teams have become more important than ever before at pushing best-in-class products and services to the market ahead of competitors.

Call it a Seattle thing, but my son wants to invest forward by working for a Seattle-area technology startup for free plus stock options. Here’s why. We’ve decided its more important to learn how to work in his vocation than simply making money in an unrelated endeavor.

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Your Business, Cloud Ready in 100 Days

I recently surveyed our community and discovered something amazing! Over 40 percent of the IT community we speak with has either a relationship or interest in creating an opportunity with local/county/regional governments. Our large response rate to the survey made this statistically valid (read “not fake news”) and we were pleasantly surprised. Which brings us to the point of this blog. Pursuing more government accounts means more money for MSPs, partners, resellers and consultants. It’s good Azure-based recurring revenue work.

You would save money if you’re using Microsoft technology. If you want to supply terabytes of space, but you only want to pay for what you use (in a vm), then you are more likely to save money. If you only want a vm, then you'd save money and all this money could be saved if you buy Azure.

Last quarter I reported from the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership (PWL) Conference 2017 in Las Vegas. Now I want to check-in again on IBM’s efforts to transform and improve its channel partner program.
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During the last seven years, developers have designed state-of-the-art apps that can create a custom interface for each client, connect to many types of products, generate real-time statistics, examine factors that may affect health, sense a user's movements and automate day-to-day tasks.

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SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, April 27th, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Presented by: George Crump, Lead Analyst, Storage Switzerland

Expectations of IT’s ability to return mission-critical applications to production are higher than ever.